I highly recommend Tom Sokol and his team.
I made the change to FIDA over a year ago because they took a personal interest in our business and personal insurance, and supplied us with a package that covered our insurance needs. Their personal relationships and continued engagement throughout the year make us feel more like friends than clients.Ray Holdwick
Rocko's Pet Stop
Call: (586) 578-9584
Please note: coverage cannot be bound or altered online. A service representative will need to contact you to finalize your request.
I am Agency Principal at First Independent Agency (All Lines of Commercial Insurance) in Clinton Twp, Michigan, where I focus on respect and leveraging human capital—meaning I love to motivate, mentor, and lead talented professionals. As a native of metropolitan Detroit, I believe in accountability, empowerment, and loyalty. I overcome complex business challenges using my experience-based judgement, strong work ethic, and irreproachable integrity.
Prior to my insurance career, I worked for GE Healthcare where I was responsible for $900 million profit and loss—including sales, service, installation, service contract sales, and consulting services for a diagnostic imaging business. I strive to create a strong and positive culture and to lead by example.
I received a Bachelor of Science in business management from Wayne State University, attending on a full academic scholarship. I went on to receive an MBA from Walsh College and graduated summa cum laude.
- Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Wayne State University
- MBA from Walsh College
I am a recipient of the Blue Ribbon Customer Service Excellence award, the Farm Bureau All-American award multiple times, and I am working on my Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Throughout my life I have served in a myriad of community groups and service organizations.
My wife and I have three daughters, with whom we love to travel and play soccer. I also enjoy mixed martial arts, reading, shooting sports, and motorcycles.
15945 Canal Road
Clinton Twp, MI 48038
(586) 578-9584 - Direct
(586) 247-2220 - Office
(586) 247-7570 - Tom's Fax
General Office Hours
|Mon||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Tue||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wed||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thr||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Fri||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
Please note that each staff members' office hours may differ from the hours listed above.